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UPDATE: Press Conference on La Soufriere Volcano


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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams, Director of The UWI Seismic Research Centre, Dr Erouscilla Joseph; and a representative of DEM will hosted a Press Conference today, Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. (PR)

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

  • Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley expressed gratitude to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre.
  • Bajans have been asked not to panic.
  • The effects of the La Soufriere Volcano in St Vincent will be handled with common sense.
  • This is a first for us as a nation dealing with the scale of ashfall.
  • As bad as it is it can be worse.
  • We are living in uncertain times.


Dr Erouscilla Joseph

  • This eruption while similar to 1979 eruption, is different because of jetting and height of ash columns not seen in 1902 or 1979 eruptions
  • That is why we are getting so much ash.

Keithroy Halliday

  • Barbaos’ water quality is sound.
  • The Barbados Water Authority network is not vulnerable to the ashfall.
  • We are in a drought.
  • Minimise use of water.


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